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November 19, 2011
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November 19, 2011
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1 in 4 dollars collected to administrator salaries and fund raiser fees. ??????
Give to you local church or 501.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Many ways. As a cancer patient and as a fund raiser

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Fire the administration

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Somewhat badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Unlikely

What is unique about this organization?

Very high cost structure

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

January 8, 2010
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January 8, 2010
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The first story tells it all. A large national cancer charities raising over one billion dollars but not able to provide patient assistance. The remaining reviews told of the wonderful help through resources (referring cancer victims to other organizations) and pamphlets on cancer prevention and treatment. None of the reviews answer the problem of providing financial assistance to those victims who fall through the crack for those whom an educational pamphlet on prevention is too late.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Talking with volunteers and staff across the nation regarding needs for their patients.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They do raise funds for awarding to research projects.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Most staff are very cordial and wishing they could help cancer victims more than they do.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Designate it all to patient care thus raising their total percentage of budget spent on patient assistance from 3% to 4%

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 27, 2009

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July 27, 2009

American Cancer Society is a national nonprofit organization that FIGHTS BACK against cancer through research, education, advocacy, and patient services. Funding for this organization is raise through local communities events such as: Relay For Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC - 5K Walk/Run), Tropical Gala, and Cattle Barons' Ball. Each event is unique in that it offers a variety of ways to support ACS, depending on your preferance of venue. Whether its a night out, dressed up to enjoy auctions and entertainment, or a morning run/walk in your favorite workout clothes, or maybe even an over-night camping event to show your support through onsite fundraising...all are ways to support ACS's mission and helps fund the fight against cancer. I am a local Community Representative and I oversee 4 Relay For Life events (Altamonte Springs, Winter Springs, Geneva/Chuluota, and East Orange). Everyday, I experience the effects of cancer. Sometimes its through stories volunteers tell me, other times its watching as a patient visits our gift room. Through these experiences I have learned that we have to fight back. In every story told or gift room vist, there's always a gift of hope that is present. That hope is what ACS offers to its community. Its sad when I see a woman walking in with a scarf on her head because chemo has cause her to loose her hair, I can see the insecurity and embarrasment in her eyes as she has as she checks in to visit the room. ACS offer hope in providing wigs at no charge. It may not free her from cancer, but it does give her hope in self confidence and reassurance in being able to feel good. Cancer may cause many challenges to the physical body, but one challenge it should never cause is insecurity and embarassment. ACS has defeated cancers emotional challenge through its gifts and serivices. I've heard stories of men traveling far away for treatment and fearing not being able to make bills because of the financial stress trying to juggle daily home and travel expenses. ACS offer programs to financially support families dealing with these issues. These are very real issues that happen everyday. ACS gives hope in lodging at no charge through our Hope Lodges to decrease the amount of time and travel for patients in treatment. Road to Recovery provides local rides to and from appointments to those who cannot drive themselves or have no means of transportation. Gas cards can also be given through this program for those who have transportation, but financially cannot afford the constant trips of hospital and doctors visits. American Cancer Society gives hope and hope is while I pride myself as an employee and as a volunteer of this oraganization and its mission. Get involved with your local American Cancer Society...hope is the answer and for anyone hope can be given or received. 1-800-ACS-2345 www.cancer.org

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

giving hope to local community members through its patient services and outstanding customer service.

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Ways to make it better...

I could get everyone in the my community to help in some way.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 22, 2009

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July 22, 2009

My commitment to the American Cancer Society has spanned nearly 3 decades. Over that time, remarkable advancements have been made that were a direct result of the work of the American Cancer Society and it's thousands of volunteers. Advances like more lives saved because of better cancer fighting drugs and early detection of cancers. More children are surviving cancer because of better treatments developed through ACS funded research. More people live in smokefree cities and work in smokefree worksites because of the Society's advocacy efforts and the volunteers who tirelessly devote their time to clearing the air. Through research, advocacy, patient services and education the American Cancer Society is helping people live longer and more healthy lives. When my grandmother died from breast cancer in the early '80's, there was little help for her. Now, because of the American Cancer Society, people have the help, support and reassurance that the ACS is there, fighting for them and helping them get better. I'm an ACS lifer!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my community, state and throughout the nation.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

step up the urgency even more than it already is.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the passionate volunteers and staff in action. They work with urgency to find a cure and help cancer survivors and their caregivers live a higher quality of life.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate and committed to finding a cure in our lifetime!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

educate a nation about how important prevention is to curing most cancers.

Ways to make it better...

more people would volunteer their time to help.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

political agendas that don't support preventative health.

One thing I'd also say is that...

volunteering and working for the American Cancer Society is a gift one gives themselves. I believe everyone involved gets more from their experience with the ACS than what they give.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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